Senator Orrin Hatch Brings Bacon To The PETA Fight
Senator Orrin Hatch Brings Bacon To The PETA Fight
The other day I stumbled across a story claiming that vegetarians and vegans are triggered by phrases such as ‘bringing home the bacon’ or ‘putting your eggs in one basket.’ No folks, this is not the Onion.
You may think phrases like “bringing home the bacon” and “putting all your eggs in one basket” are harmless quirks of the English language, but they could be offending vegans and vegetarians, with one academic claiming they might end up being avoided altogether as a result.
Oh well…alrighty then! The article informs us that meat products are contributing to climate change and to hateful rhetoric. PETA, of course, has been frothing at the mouth about such offensive language for years.
“While these phrases may seem harmless, they carry meaning and can send mixed signals to students about the relationship between humans and animals and can normalize abuse.
PETA then chimed in on Twitter with a helpful guide.
Words matter, and as our understanding of social justice evolves, our language evolves along with it. Here’s how to remove speciesism from your daily conversations. pic.twitter.com/o67EbBA7H4
— PETA: Bringing Home the Bagels Since 1980 (@peta) December 4, 2018
Much hilarity and eye rolling ensued. Stephen Colbert offered his witty take on the matter.
Colbert cracking himself up regarding this topic was awesome. And shows the idiocy of PETA’s stance.
man, your mentions are gonna get beaten like a rented mule
— Andrew S. (@shoutingboy) December 4, 2018
I think we can be respectful of their concerns and find other ways to impart the same meanings without using those offensive words. After all, there is more than one way to skin a cat.
— Smelodies (@SmelOdiesOG) December 4, 2018
I see what you did there!
According to PETA there is a youth epidemic of violence towards animals. If there is, it’s a super duper quiet epidemic involving little to no injured or dead animals. Then again, with PETA, facts usually don’t matter when you’re knee deep in beating a dead horse.
As you might imagine, PETA tried to then conflate the anti-animal language with homophobic and racist slurs.
When asked about those who were upset that PETA had seemed to conflate anti-animal language with racist and homophobic language, Byrne said that “encouraging people to be kind” was not “a competition.”
“Our compassion does not need to be limited,” she said. “Teaching people to be kind to animals only helps in terms of encouraging them to be practice kindness in general. As we become more educated about animals, as people are learning more about how intelligent and sensitive that animals are. … I think most people are accepting that the way we treat animals absolutely is a social justice issue.”
Oh look guys! A new social justice issue just hit the streets! How many is that now? I’ve lost track.
Needless to say, when I first read the story in The Independent, bacon visuals ran through my head.
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It certainly doesn’t help that an L.A. councilman has decided that animal agriculture and hamburgers are to blame for the deadly Camp Fire in California just weeks ago, and therefore vegan options need to be available at movie theaters! PETA agrees.
“Vegan eating is booming, but good laws like this do not come soon enough,” said Ben Williamson, senior international media director for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. “Natural disasters such as the wildfires that this great city recently suffered are a terrible reminder that we must do more to protect our planet and its inhabitants. Animal agriculture is one of the most, if not they most, significant contributor to the world’s very serous environmental problems.”
Ummm no I don’t think so Sparky! A downed power line started the fire so you might want to sit this one out.
I certainly understand that some folks do choose the vegetarian or vegan lifestyle for a variety of reasons, and that’s fine. It’s the militants in the group that make everyone look bad. And this little campaign is backfiring spectacularly on PETA.
How much is it backfiring? Senator Orrin Hatch got in on the game. Keep in mind, he’s poked the bear err PETA a few other times as well. But this? You’re going to want to turn up the volume on the tweet!
— Senator Hatch Office (@senorrinhatch) December 4, 2018
PETA? Senator Orrin Hatch cooked your goose and then some.
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There’s one phrase that obviously needs to be replaced; meathead. I’m not sure if the new version should be veghead or veganhead.
but they could be offending vegans and vegetarians
I. DON’T. CARE.
how intelligent and sensitive that animals are
Spoken by someone who has *obviously* never met a friggin’ cow. Or just about any other animal.
Vegan eating is booming, but good laws like this do not come soon enough
If it’s booming then you don’t need a law, do you?
A downed power line started the fire so you might want to sit this one out.
Ah, but you see, it’s safe* to eat vegetables raw, so we only need electricity to cook meat. Ergo, the fire was started because of eating meat. Don’t you get logic?
(* For certain values of safe. *cough*e. coli*cough* And, of course, no one is thinking of the feelings of that cauliflower….)
they have the brain of a vegetable
You are what you eat!
UMMM, bacon, sausage, ham!
save room for hamburgers too….
“… beating a dead horse.”? I thought the saying was ‘Don’t flog a dead horse’?
While on the subject of vegans and their fellow-travellers I wondered the other day if there was a collective noun for assemblies of vegans. For instance there are flocks of pigeons, herds of [tasty] cattle and even murders of crows, but what collective noun applies to these sanctimonious fools?
“I was eating a juicy, ‘char-broiled double Angus ‘burger, when a head of vegans assaulted me!” …a peck of vegans? … a clump of vegans? …a stalk of vegans? .. a lug of vegans?
An irritation of vegans or even a vacuity of vegans come to mind. Regardless it’s time the cat was let out of the bag and vegans and PETAphiles are lashed to the gratings in the manner of the Royal Navy past and given a good flogging with said cat.
Yeah, those idiots would think that was referring to an animal as well.. they’d be too stupid to now it’s actual origin… but then again, facts mean nothing to leftist idiots like these..
Mmmmmm! The leading picture! Crrrrrisp bacon! I loves it, Preciousss! (Guess who just had a marathon LOTR DVD watching session!)